European Union of Futsal

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Union Europea de Futsal
Sport Futsal
Category Sports federation
Jurisdiction Europa
Abbreviation UEFS
Founded 1985 (1985)
Affiliation Asociación Mundial de Fútbol de Salón
Affiliation date 2003
Regional affiliation World
Headquarters Russia Moscow
Location Catalonia Barcelona
President Russia Valeriy Akhumyan

Catalonia Jose Zamora
Czech Republic Milan Semmler
Belgium Pierre Goyvaerts
Israel Alexander Osun

Ukraine Alexander Sokolov
Chief Exec

France Tristan Ortiz
Czech Republic Milan Semmler
Norway Kurt Hartvedt
Belgium Pierre Goyvaerts
Ukraine Alexander Sokolov
Belarus Anatoliy Skorbezh
Israel Alexander Osun
Bulgaria Lachezar Palankov

Flag Saint-Helena Geoffrey Hugues
Sponsor Barri
Official website

The Union Europea de Futsal (UEFS) is the international sporting association for futsal in Europe. Its name has been directly translated into many languages, and in English has been known as both the European Futsal Association and the European Union of Futsal. It was founded in 1988 in Madrid, then transferred to Moscow in Russia. The UEFS is affiliated to the Asociación Mundial de Fútbol de Salón (AMF), and is the European governing body for futsal under the AMF regulations.

The UEFS involves more than twenty national federations, among which Australia and Israel too.

UEFS organizes men’s and women’s tournaments for both national and club’s teams. In women’s area, the activity started in 2001 in Russia with the national teams: Championships that took place were both won by the Russian national team. Clubs’ tournaments like men’s ones take place since 2004.

Recently UEFS (futsal) and UEFA (football) have been discussing the European futsal management. UEFS is a specific governing body for futsal and UEFA has the futsal as a committee beside football. UEFS has been organizing European Championships several years before UEFA organized their own.


Full members[edit]

European Union of Futsal (UEFS) Members
Member Web site
Abkhazia Abkhazia Abkhazian Futsal Federation
Armenia Armenia Armenian Futsal Federation
Basque Country (autonomous community) Basque Country Federación Vasca de Futbol Sala
Belarus Belarus Belarus Federation of Indoor Football
Belgium Belgium Association Belge de Football en Salle
Catalonia Catalonia Federació Catalana de Futbol Sala (FCFS)
Czech Republic Czech Republic Česká federace sálového fotbalu-futsalu
Denmark Denmark Danish Federation
England England England Federation
France France Association Française de Futsal (AFF) Futsal France
Germany Germany Futsal Germany
Greece Greece Greece Federation
Italy Italy Federazione Italiana Football Sala (FIFS)
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kazakhstani Federation
Latvia Latvia Latvian Federation
Norway Norway Indoor Football Scandinavia (IFS)
Portugal Portugal Portugal Federation
Russia Russia Russian Futsal Federation (FFR)
Slovakia Slovakia Futsal Slovakia
South Ossetia South Ossetia South Ossetian Futsal Federation
Spain Spain Confederación Nacional de Fútbol Sala
Ukraine Ukraine Ukrainian Federation

Associated members[edit]

Associated Members
Member Web site
Australia Australia Australian Federation
Israel Israel Israel Federation
Flag Saint-Helena Saint-Helena Saint-Helena Federation
Japan Japan Japan Fustal Federation


National teams[edit]

The first competition organized was the European Championship that took place in Madrid in 1989. This kind of competition was first dominated by Iberian teams: Portugal won in 1989 and 1990 – in 1991 was also world-beater – and Spain in 1992. Afterwards it was dominated by Eastern teams: Slovakia won in 1995, Russia in 1998 and Belarus in 2004. Now UEFS stages the European Championship biennially.


In 1991, UEFS organized the first tournament for club’s teams: the European Champion Clubs’ Cup, which takes place regularly every year in a different site, except for 2000. In 1995 this competition was put side by side by UEFS Cup that, after being first occasional – 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000 -, now takes place yearly.

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